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Judge Elizabeth M. Rochford and Justice Mary K. O’Brien set to join Illinois Supreme Court

Nineteenth Circuit Associate Judge Elizabeth M. Rochford will be sworn-in on Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. as the Justice representing the Second District and Third District Appellate Court Justice Mary K. O’Brien will be sworn-in on Dec 5. at 3:30 p.m. as the Justice representing the Third District. Both Justices join the court following victories in the November 2022 elections.

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Supreme Court amends rules on remote court appearances

“The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way our courts operate, and remote proceedings are here to stay. This amended rule provides guidance to our courts and a measure of uniformity across the state,” Chief Justice Theis said. “I would like to thank the members of the Remote Proceedings Task Force of the Illinois Judicial Conference for their hard work on this important issue.”

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Illinois Supreme Court history: Election of judges

During the last two years, Illinois voters have had a lot to say about their Supreme Court. In 2020, the 5th and 1st districts had an election, and the 3rd district had a retention election. Last month, the 2nd and 3rd districts had elections, and the 1st district had a retention election. Just less than half of the states in the country have judicial elections—some are partisan, some are nonpartisan. Other states utilize merit selection, gubernatorial appointments, or legislative appointments.

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Illinois Supreme Court assigns Hon. Freddrenna Lyle to First District Appellate Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the assignment of Cook County Circuit Judge Freddrenna M. Lyle to the First District Appellate Court. Judge Lyle is being assigned to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Joy V. Cunningham to the Supreme Court, effective December 1, 2022. The assignment is effective December 2, 2022, and will stay in effect until further order of the court.

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Pretrial Implementation Task Force to host final regional education seminar in Champaign Dec. 14

The Illinois Supreme Court Pretrial Implementation Task Force (Task Force) will host its final in-person regional education seminar in Champaign on December 14th at the I Hotel & Conference Center to overview pretrial justice and the implementation of the Pretrial Fairness Act (PFA), which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023.

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